Biographyk-Kaplan, Joseph Thomas (Joe); b. February 23, 1905, (1908) NYC; Graduated from College with a BA in Arts; Married; Teacher and Journalist; CP 1934, Unit Education Director; Received Passport# 426926 on May 27, 1937 which listed his address as 248 West 17th Street, NYC; Sailed June 2, 1937 aboard the Aquitania; Arrived in Spain via Setcases on June 19, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion; Rank Soldado; Killed in action March 9 or 10, 1938, Belchite, during the Retreats; Canadian records state Sailed date September 21, 1937.
Source: Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Figueres List; Mac-Paps; XV BDE; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 555, ll. 22 (fiche); Petrou. Code A
Photograph: Joseph Kaplan, Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion, December 1937. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-0920. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.